Triple Threat: Nothing says “great uniform company” better than offering rental, lease and direct purchase

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Jun 4, 2019 8:33:06 AM

Nothing says “great uniform company” better than “we can help you with rental programs, lease programs, and direct purchase.” There's no need to stop with just one service when it's possible to become a great company that provides them all! When you work with SmartBuy|TK we make sure that your direct sales program is best in class, and give you the foundation that's necessary to become a great uniform company, no matter your size, location, or previous experience.

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Tags: employee apparel, new markets, linen and laundry companies, retail uniforms

Combining Rental and Direct Sales to Delight Customers: The Right Way

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Apr 22, 2019 8:03:22 AM

Looking to attract more accounts to your laundry rental services? Improve your direct sale channel!

The effective point of view is "direct sales may be new territory for you, or you may be doing this already, but either way, you can improve your laundry rental results if you separate the laundry services from your teams direct sale services as a burden." Providing many types of rental uniforms to employees is an outmoded business model that lacks efficiency and really doesn't make sense when contemporary direct-purchase systems now allow your clients to easily purchase as few as one or two uniforms at a time.

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Tags: how to sell uniforms, uniform business, linen and laundry companies, medical apparel

Employee Apparel Allowance Programs Are a Win For Everyone

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Apr 3, 2019 2:35:00 PM

Many firms that have employee apparel and uniforms for their workers find that an employee allowance program takes a lot of the hassle out of the process. It is an efficient process that allows the employer to provide funds for the employee to order their apparel directly. It cuts down on unused inventory and ordering errors. The system is better for both the work team and the company owners and provides a necessary service in a seamless manner to both parties.

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Tags: uniform orders, uniform business, medical apparel

Power of Employee Apparel: Green Door Public House is Laid Back Urban

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 27, 2019 12:43:25 PM

Green Door Public House is a fast-casual restaurant that is uniquely positioned in downtown Dallas near Deep Ellum and the city’s historic farmer’s market. Their menu of appetizers, soups, burgers and sandwiches is tailored to meet the needs of the busy urban clientele, as well as, the more laid-back visitors to the Dallas Farmers Market next door.  Items, such as the wings, baked avocado, signature portobello sandwich and the chicken friend ribeye, make this a great place to bring a date or to catch the game with friends. 

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Tags: uniforms, sell restaurant uniforms, job specific uniforms, power of employee apparel

Power Of Employee Apparel: Pressed Coffee & Books Is A Business Brewing Their Brand

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 20, 2019 10:19:00 AM

Coffee and Books: A Match Made In Small Town Heaven

A historic downtown in Pennsylvania is experiencing a revitalization and a new business, Pressed Coffee & Books is one of the newest storefronts that is brewing up some business. A creative couple decided to quit their professional day jobs, trust their entrepreneurial spirit and build a new business together. Their concept combined some of their favorite things, specialty coffees, fresh crepes and classic books. Not only is this coffee shop located in what used to be famous author, John O'Hara's home, his books line the book shelves that customers are welcome to read while they enjoy their drinks. He is just one of the authors represented in their book mix.

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Tags: employee apparel, restaurant supply, finding uniform prospects, retail uniforms

Power of Employee Apparel: Golf Galaxy Employee Apparel Unifies the Staff at this Golfer's Dream Store

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 12, 2019 9:15:38 AM

Florida is a popular destination for golfers at all performance levels, and visitors often need to pick up some gear before they hit the links. If you are visiting Florida and find that you need some golf balls or some apparel head out to Golf Galaxy in Pembroke Pines. This amazing store has everything you need and a knowledgeable staff that will get you set up and out onto the course in no time.

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Tags: employee apparel, new markets, job specific uniforms, power of employee apparel, retail uniforms

The Smart way to avoid being upset by customer calls when their order does not arrive

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 6, 2019 10:53:00 AM

The best way to minimize communication from upset customers is to get their orders right, every time. When you utilize an automated system, lost orders and errors in delivery can soon become a thing of the past! When you have a multi-step process that relies on manual inputs and tickler systems to alert customers to updated regarding their orders, there is a high probability of error. And, we all know that an unhappy customer is very rarely a returning customer!

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Tags: employee apparel program, selling uniforms, uniform business, retail uniforms

Power of Employee Apparel: Gloria’s Latin Cuisine Coats and Shirts

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 4, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine is a family owned chain of Salvadorian and Tex-Mex restaurants in Texas.  Currently, they have 20 units in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.  In Dallas, the restaurants have become synonymous with good Mexican food and margaritas.  One of the challenges the restaurant brand has faced is that while their focus is Salvadorian food with some Tex-Mex options, the Texas market is replete with small Mexican food cafes so consumers also identify any Latin cuisine as Mexican food.  Management, through the years, has worked to shift consumer opinion by highlighting Salvadorian dishes and refining the atmosphere in their restaurants. 

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Tags: sell restaurant uniforms, job specific uniforms, finding uniform prospects, power of employee apparel

Smart way to feel better about filling 200 small uniform orders at once or 20,000 all year long

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Feb 26, 2019 9:35:00 AM

Successful uniform vendors and employee apparel providers understand that employers have to source uniforms as they hire people, a fact that often translates into orders that are quite small. This fact can make inventory management incredibly challenging to say the least. Because of the way that on-demand and turnkey apparel services are set up, these challenges can be minimized and ordering demands, of any level, are dealt with in a straightforward and seamless manner. Utilize a bespoke platform to put your mind at ease, whether you are processing 200 or 20,000 small orders throughout the year.

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Tags: uniforms, how to sell uniforms, starting a uniform business, uniform orders, uniform business

Smart way to stop being afraid your website technology will frustrate uniform customers

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Feb 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM

In our modern age businesses conduct the bulk of their transactions on the internet; this fact causes some people a lot of unnecessary angst. If you are concerned that your website technology will frustrate your customers, don't be. Follow these helpful hints and you will be able to streamline your ordering and customer service platforms into an efficient and enjoyable experience for your clients and their employees.

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Tags: how to sell uniforms, uniform business, retail uniforms